A gorgeous and emotional staging of 'Bohème' opens Sarasota Opera's Fall Season
"In the lead roles, the two sopranos - Cambio as Mimi [and Musetta] -- give perhaps the most impressive performances. Cambio, in her debut with the Sarasota Opera, has a lovely voice that hits all the right emotional notes."
Marty ClearBradenton Herald, Florida
Stable soloist trio saves conventional La Traviata
(translated from Swedish)
"Jessica Rose Cambio let the audience know that she had a cold this week, but beyond that she never wavered any high notes. She can fully operate the voice thoroughly, and she especially excels in places with apparent intimacy, particularly that of the third act prolonged death scene."
Jens Runnbergdt.se, Sweden
Eve Queler and Friends
"We were delighted to have the opportunity to hear soprano Jessica Rose Cambio who performed 'Non so le tetre immagini' from Verdi's Il Corsaro which she sang with great depth of feeling. Her voice opens up at the top like an umbrella and she trills like a canary. She also sang 'Tu del mio Carlo al seno' from Verdi's I Masnadieri, accompanied this time by the fine pianist Douglas Martin. The work has lovely arpeggios and a joyful staccato cabaletta."
Meche KroopVoce di Meche, New York
"A compelling worldclass lyric talent. [Cambio] has a beautiful instrument and has assembled the perfect range of skills to sing Belcanto as few can ever hope to. A consummate actress as well! What more can an audience member ask for?"
"A singing actress par excellence, and clearly fantastically talented and at home in the Italian Romantic repertoire."
Dr. Anne HarleyThe American Prize, New York
Couture Culture - Bohème features hit after operatic hit and is a hit
"There is immediate chemistry with his Mimì, sung with clarity and emotion by Jessica Rose Cambio. Indeed, the strong cast throughout elevates this production to a higher level. An absolute must-see."
Nick HammondThe Mayfair Magazine, London
La Bohème - Jessica Rose Cambio's Mimì offers a grandly expressive soprano
"The cast I encountered was very worthwhile. Jessica Rose Cambio's Mimì offers a grandly expressive soprano and a physical consciousness of the character's mortal illness."
George HallThe Guardian, London
Bohemian rhapsody that attacks from all angles
"Francesca Zambello's in-the-round production of La Boheme has returned, and despite new competition from opera streamed live into cinemas, it still draws the masses. The Albert Hall was all but sold out."
"The rhythm and pacing of this Boheme provide plenty on which to reflect."
Hilary FinchThe London Times, London
La Bohème at the Royal Albert Hall
"Enter stage left, Mimi, played by Jessica Rose Cambio. If the audience had been wowed by Pannikar’s Rodolfo, they were now utterly floored by this expressive Italian-American soprano, with a velvety smooth voice that left no dark corner of the Albert Hall untouched. By the time they came to setting the scene for act two at Café Momus, the audience were in no doubt that they were witnessing a fantastic collaboration of artists at the very top of their game."
"Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème makes a welcome return to the Royal Albert Hall in this magnificent Raymond Gubbay production, featuring some of the most exciting rising stars from the opera world."
"The last half of this electrifying opera raced by, and what had been a two-hour performance certainly felt much shorter due to the talented cast and the entertaining production design. This La bohème is a feast for the ears, a delight for the eyes, and a punch in the heart for romantics. Henri Murger and Giacomo Puccini would be most impressed."
Ash J. LipkinThe Arbuturian, London
"All are into their stride by Act III - the lovers’ emotional quartet, on a deserted railway platform, is the musical and dramatic highlight."
"The thousands-strong audience packed into the RAH for this entertaining and moving experience."
Graham RogersThe Stage, London
Francesca Zambello's Bohème Extravaganza a Brilliant Success
"This La Bohème packed a musical punch, as well as, scenic and dramatic ones. It was a fine cast that brought a surprisingly subtle freshness to the very recognisable score."
"Jessica Rose Cambio was an attractive Mimì, frail of course, but having a great strength of spirit."